99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film Reviews

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Daniel Walber
Nonfics
June 5, 2014
Compelling as a panorama with historical analysis at heart, rather than an intellectual deconstruction devoid of any visceral proof.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Mathews
Paste Magazine
September 19, 2013
It's not definitive, tidy or entirely cohesive, but hey, neither was the movement.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.3/10
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Sherrie Li
Village Voice
September 10, 2013
Though it largely sides with the protesters, the film does not find them faultless.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 6, 2013
The movie very skillfully goes from the macro (coverage of the various demonstrations and encampments) to the micro (interviews with individuals who suffered in the mortgage crisis, searing examination of the behavior of the police).
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Andy Webster
New York Times
September 6, 2013
The variety of physical perspectives lends a vivid you-are-there aspect to this record of the Zuccotti Park protest in New York in 2011, which spawned similar demonstrations ... around the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2013
This gripping, innovatively constructed flashback commands attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine
September 3, 2013
If you grant the documentary its slanted perspective at the outset, it works well as its own state-of-the-union address.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
June 14, 2013
...the farther the film gets from Wall Street, the richer and bolder a manifesto it becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
September 6, 2013
Some segments are mesmerizing, others not
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Fear
Time Out
September 3, 2013
It's remarkably fragmented, tangential and all over the place, which may make it the ideal vehicle for portraying the OWS experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
House Next Door
June 22, 2013
...never speaking to the diversity and complexity of a social movement and only inadvertently to its often inherent disorganization.
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John Anderson
Variety
January 22, 2013
A doc as messy as the movement it tries to portray, 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film possesses energy, passion and about a dozen docs inside it yearning to breathe free.
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